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Commercial Endorsement Voodoo Curse Update

We all know Shaun Alexander's playing with fire since he agreed to adorn the cover of EA Sports' Madden 2007, because of the scientifically proven Madden Curse.

Now Ted Miller of the P-I says we have to worry about Hasselbeck, because he's doing those Chunky Soup commercials now, the ones that featured Donovan McNabb and his mom.

Miller says New York blogger Dan Lewis has uncovered a Chunky Soup curse:

When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drove his face into an innocent windshield this week, those in the know exchanged a grim, knowing nod.

Reggie White. Donovan McNabb. Terrell Davis. Kurt Warner. Brian Urlacher. Michael Strahan.

And now Roethlisberger...

Hasselbeck and his mother, Betsy, in April were announced as the new spokespeople for Chunky Soup, along with Roethlisberger and his stepmother, Brenda...

Lewis believes a cataclysm of negative karmic forces spawned an enduring curse because the original ads featured imposter mothers -- actresses pretending to be a player's real mother.

O, Draconian devil! Oh, lame saint! So dark the con of the fan when the feminine bloodline is obscured!...

"I'm almost anti-superstitious," (Hasselbeck) explained. "The fact that you're saying that makes me want to get a Sports Illustrated cover."

I hear Draconian Devil is touring with Slayer.

Update [2006-6-19 18:36:37 by Shrug]: Not surprisingly, ESPN's John Clayton reported last week that the commercial has been postponed due to the Roethlisberger injury.